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Civic buildings in Darlington host free tours as part of Heritage Open Days
GUIDED tours of Crown Street Library, Head of Steam and the Civic Theatre are taking place in September as part of a national Heritage initiative.
The free tours will take visitors to parts of the historic buildings not normally seen by the public and have been organised by Darlington Council as part of the Heritage Open Days initiative celebrating England’s architecture and culture.
The library tours will take place at 2pm on September 12, and 10am on September 13 and 14.
They will last for 90 minutes and must be booked in advance on 01325-346630.
The Head of Steam will admit visitors for free on September 14 and 15 and guided tours will be led by the Friends of the Museum.
Darlington Model Railway Club will also be exhibiting their working layouts, with the opportunity to buy from traders.
Visitors can also go on a Westbrook Heritage Trail walk on Sunday September 15 at 2pm to find out more about the Westbrook area of Darlington and its links with the railways.
The Civic Theatre will throw open its doors for tours on September 13 at 10am and 2pm, September 14 at 10am and September 15 at 10am and 2pm.
The tours will guide visitors around the backstage area, front of house and will include a talk on the theatre’s history.
They must be booked in advance by calling 01325-486555.
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